Read this if you think reparations is “going too far” or that slavery is ancient history and we just need to move on. A compelling account of the wealth gap we think we understand but don’t:

“And yet most Americans are in an almost pathological denial about the depth of black financial struggle. That 2019 Yale University study, called [“The Misperception of Racial Economic Inequality,”]( found that Americans believe that black households hold $90 in wealth for every $100 held by white households. The actual amount is $10.”

And a reminder that THIS too is what Dr. King fought and died for:

“in a speech to striking, impoverished [black sanitation workers in Memphis, ]( said: ‘Now our struggle is for genuine equality, which means economic equality. For we know that it isn’t enough to integrate lunch counters. What does it profit a man to be able to eat at an integrated lunch counter if he doesn’t have enough money to buy a hamburger?'”

And a moral case to right a wrong.

“To this day, the only Americans who have ever received government restitution for slavery were white enslavers in Washington, D.C., who were compensated for their loss of human property.”


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